AFL Recap: Waldron Throwing Strikes

In Arizona Fall League action tonight, Scottsdale won 8-2 over Mesa. Despite the win, Scottsdale was already eliminated from the playoff race earlier in the day when first place Salt River won their game.

Adalberto Santos was the only Pirates player in the starting lineup tonight. He batted sixth and played second base. Santos went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and two runs scored. His average now sits at .299 after 77 AB’s. The double was his seventh of the AFL season. Santos had a rough third inning in the field. He turned double plays in each of the first two innings, then fielded the first out of the third inning cleanly. He then booted the next two groundballs hit to him in the third, although Scottsdale was able to get out of the inning without giving up a run.

Tyler Waldron came into the game in the eighth inning and was throwing strikes. He retired the first two batters on strikeouts before recording the last out via flyball to center field. Waldron threw 12 of his 14 pitches for strikes in the eighth.

He came back out for the ninth and gave up a leadoff single, followed by a double. Waldron gave up Mesa’s first run of the game on a groundout to Santos for the first out of the inning. He allowed a second run on a sacrifice fly, before finishing the game off with his third strikeout. His final pitch count was 33, consisting of 27 strikes.

The AFL schedule wraps up tomorrow afternoon.

John Dreker

Author: John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

    If only Santos could field…….sigh

    Another Brock Holt? I still wonder if Holt can play the OF.